Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Dec 29, 2014
    Jennifer from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How strict is the age for the 5k Castaway enforced?Have an 8 yo who has run in dozens of 5ks who wants to run. My husband will be running. What can I bring to show he is physically capable of completing this race. His coach will send something.

    Ahoy, Jennifer!

    Thanks for stopping by the Moms Panel with your question - I'm happy to help!

    How awesome to hear your son is an avid runner - at eight years old! I know you must be so proud of him. There's nothing more fun than participating in a run, and crossing the finish line - unless that finish line is in a Disney race! I'm a big fan of runDisney, and love participating in their events. The Castaway Cay 5K is a special event during select Disney Cruise itineraries, and is held on Disney's own private island! I'm excited to be participating for the first time this February.

    While the age limit for the Castaway Cay 5K is ten and up, you can certainly speak with the cruise staff about your son's desire to run the race. Since he's trained and ready, there's a good chance they would allow him to participate! In the past, younger runners have been allowed to take part, but I can't guarantee that is still the norm.

    I hope your little runner will get a thumbs-up to run the 5K. Maybe someday we will see him on the winners' stand at the Walt Disney World Marathon!

    Please come back and visit if we can help with any other planning questions before you set sail. Have a magical day! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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